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Solutions for Refugee Children at Risk

Monday, December 9, 2013 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

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Around the world, international conflicts are lasting longer than ever before, leaving millions of refugee children without adequate aid or protection. In Africa, millions of children displaced by violence and conflict are growing up in overcrowded refugee camps and urban slums as upheavals in countries like the Congo and Somalia continue. Since the crisis in Syria began in 2011, more than one million refugee children have fled to neighboring countries. Today, the average length of time a person lives as a refugee is 17 years.

Join a provocative discussion with the leadership team from RefugePoint about the current field of forced migration with a focus on the serious gaps in child protection and potential solutions to their plight. RefugePoint is a leading international humanitarian organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that finds lasting solutions for the world's most vulnerable refugees. This fall, RefugePoint's work has been recognized with the 2013 Gleitsman International Activist Award through Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership, and recently has been featured on ABC World News, 60 Minutes, WBUR, and The Boston Globe.

A networking reception will directly follow the program.

 

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Contact:

Jennifer Jones
jjones@bostonbar.org

 

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